In Praise of Peggy: tea with June Spencer, still leading The Archers on BBC Radio 4 at the age of 102

Extraordinary to hear June Spencer leading a storyline on The Archers so beautifully at the age of 102. She started playing Peggy Archer back in 1950. I visited her at home a few years back for The Telegraph. What a life. She made me cry long before we ever met. I was listening to JuneContinue reading “In Praise of Peggy: tea with June Spencer, still leading The Archers on BBC Radio 4 at the age of 102”

“I was like: ‘What the f*** am I doing here?'” David Baddiel on why he is confronting Holocaust deniers

The comedian David Baddiel explains why he is choosing to confront people who deny the truth of the Holocaust, ahead of a documentary he has made on the subject for the BBC.

“I am not afraid of dying.” An emotional last conversation with the great Sir Clive James

Clive James was dying when I met him. Everybody knew it, because the great writer and broadcaster had said so in print. He was embarrassed at not having gone already, he said when we sat down to talk. And talk. And talk. Never meet your heroes, they say. They’re wrong.